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Olin Warner's "Memory," 1896

Bronze door at main entrance of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.

A Nightmare (1896)

Alternate Title: Le Cauchemar

This is another early “dream sequence” film from Georges Méliès, in which he uses the camera to represent “impossible” events that would have been challenging at best on the live-action stage. 550 more words


Card Party (1896)

Alternate Titles: Une partie de cartes, Playing Cards

This early remake by Georges Méliès is interesting in both showing the degree to which early film makers were influenced by one another, but also how distinctive Méliès’s movies were even before he had developed his signature style. 232 more words


Zemlinsky String Quartet no. 1 in A, op. 4

performed by the Lasalle Quartet or as below:

I’m not going to take the time now to discuss why Alexander von Zemlinsky is as important a name as it is and do an  1,632 more words


The Agony of Passing: The Gilded Years

Review: The Gilded Years, by Karin Tanabe
Atria, 2016. 379 pp. $16

In autumn 1896, Anita Hemmings returns to the place she loves most, the Vassar campus, for her senior year. 894 more words

Reviews And Columns

May 16 in San Antonio history...

The State of Texas buys the Alamo for $20,000.

The San Antonio Light reports that the Bronchos baseball team, in Sherman for a game, were not affected by the terrible cyclone that devastated the town… 81 more words


May 5 in San Antonio history...

Mission Concepcion is established.

Construction of the Maverick Bank building, at the corner of Alamo Plaza and Houston Street, is begun.

The Mayor’s Office requests bids to light the city streets with arc electric lighting (right).